Our Gugu Concierge expert, Julie, covers some of our favorite baby books and music that you should definitely check out for your registry. Plus they make great gift ideas too.
BabyLit: For any parent who is a fan of classic Literature, BabyLit is a must have to start off the nursery book shelf. From Pride & Prejudice to Romeo & Juliet to Moby these beautifully illustrated board books will keep you and your little one entertained with their simple but clever text.
Goodnight Moon: Margaret Wise Brown’s Goodnight Moon is simply a classic for any nursery. This ode to bedtime is soothing and gentle and the perfect way to end the day with baby.
Guess How Much I Love You: Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney is a gorgeous story of love and the bond between a parent and child. This warm, soft story and its illustrations are the perfect addition to any nursery design.
Sandra Boynton’s Greatest Hits: Volume II: But Not the Hippopotamus, The Going to Bed Book, Horns to Toes and Opposites by Sandra Boynton are all perfectly cheery and full of simple illustrations that will delight baby. The simple rhymes of these books can be perfect for playtime or bedtime.
On the Night You Were Born: On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman is a beautiful story of magic and unconditional love. This book may just leave you in tears as it you walk down memory lane sharing it with baby.
Look, Look: Look, Look by Lienthal is a high contrast black and white book that even the youngest babies can see and appreciate. This board book which just has a few words on the page introduces baby to the world around them in a super stylish way.
We’re Going On a Bear Hunt: We’re Going On a Bear Hunt by Helen Oxenbury and Michael Rosen is a beautiful story of a brave family’s adventure. This simple, repetitive rhyme has been loved by kids for more than 30 years and the soft illustrations keeps baby and parents wanting more.
Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition: The Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition is a great way to ensure you always have music at the ready for your little one. Whether you want to have a dance party on a tough night or have lullabies ready for bedtime, the Echo Dot will easily play thousands of songs. As your baby grows, the Echo Dot Kids Edition will allow you to put on parental controls for daily time limits and review activity.
Spotify “New Baby” Playlist: You can play sweet, soothing music for your baby straight from your phone using Spotify. Using playlists such as “New Baby” will give you hours of classical music and lullabies that will fill the nursery with music perfect for baby.
Rockabye Baby: Rockabye Baby makes rock music baby-friendly and kids music adult-friendly by taking the rock music parents love and transforming it into soothing instrumental lullabies. Available in CD or MP3 versions parents can choose from everything from Tom Petty to Laga Gaga to Johnny Cash.